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by ljjames
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: sea star wasting
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: sea star wasting

Mid sound is still suffering issues, the mottled stars are the primary asteroid showing recovery (small ones a year or so ago grown to now mid sized) and even so, up to 20% of those on a given dive are wasting. We still have very few Ochre stars of which one or two always seem to be wasting and i ca...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: OpenROV #360Trident
Replies: 2
Views: 103

OpenROV #360Trident

A short video of my OpenROV Trident "Barium" going for her first flight as a 360 underwater drone. As usual watch in Youtube app if the 360 is not working for you. I got out a bit late and my flying is still a bit hesitant cause i didn't want to scrape the bottom camera on the cobbles and ...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rose Parade Floats
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Rose Parade Floats

Not my video... (I wish it was) ;)

by ljjames
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Two different species of GPO
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Two different species of GPO

My understanding is yes.
by ljjames
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Octopus, octopus, octopus?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Octopus, octopus, octopus?

A loosely related actually kind of a funny story. A few years back, after filming a number of GPO's out walking around I became absolutely convinced that there were two phenotypes types based on video after video there were the 'normal ones' with thick legs, and more blobby skin and darker color and...
by ljjames
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: First dive with VRPRO VR-EL6 array
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: First dive with VRPRO VR-EL6 array

And the #360video from the dive... https://youtu.be/6HUj1UkFWlA This isn't the best example, i was a bit rushed on sync/stitch due to other projects in the wings, and the vis was VERY milky, but there are one or two gems in it. Filmed with the VRPRO 6 Gopro array, Gopro Hero 3+ blacks with modified ...
by ljjames
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: First dive with VRPRO VR-EL6 array
Replies: 2
Views: 233

First dive with VRPRO VR-EL6 array

Lamont and i got out to c2 yesterday for a bit of gear testing :)

by ljjames
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: PSA: Octo den with eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 303

PSA: Octo den with eggs

Hiya local divers and visitors to Cove 2, if you are visiting the Octopus on eggs, and move the rocks on the far side of den to get a closer look, please return them. Too big an opening and momma octo gets more stressed due to predators poking head in. Stress will shorten her life and reduce chance ...
by ljjames
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Diving & The Economy

of course we could just take a hint from our our neighbors to the north... I suspect more of us go up there to dive their artificial reefs than come down here to dive ours ;)

http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/single-p ... s-to-Reefs
by ljjames
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NWDC T-Shirts - Help Choose a Color
Replies: 41
Views: 1246

Re: NWDC T-Shirts - Help Choose a Color

of course if they had the colors "Sandy Shores" or "Rocky Beaches" ....... (apologies for a bad joke might date me.... those two characters used to show up quite regularly in dive logs, not sure how much they are diving anymore)
by ljjames
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NWDC T-Shirts - Help Choose a Color
Replies: 41
Views: 1246

Re: NWDC T-Shirts - Help Choose a Color

grey or olive... this is Puget Sound after all ;)
by ljjames
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus on eggs in #360video
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Octopus on eggs in #360video

Tonight I was testing a stereoscopic (3D) underwater 360 camera system. Here is flat video of it in use. https://youtu.be/b-iJRti_ZR0 And the video itself. It has a ways to go, but when the light is good, it really captures the feel of the little fish swimming along... https://youtu.be/OOalonru1zg I...
by ljjames
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus on eggs in #360video
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Octopus on eggs in #360video

I’m crossing my fingers re the hatch. Going out tomorrow with 3D 360 camera for another try.
by ljjames
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus on eggs in #360video
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Octopus on eggs in #360video

Got out for a nice dive this evening to test out some ‘close-up’ 360 technique...

Watch in YouTube app for 360 effect...

by ljjames
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Shark Livestream!
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Great White Shark Livestream!

I can't even begin to say how honored and proud I am to have been a small part of this amazing project. HUGE congrats to Andrea Stockert and Dan Stetson for continuing to making this dream a reality!!!! I know that kids around Washington State were absolutely enthralled and delighted by this opportu...
by ljjames
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Great White Shark livestream from Guadalupe Island
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Great White Shark livestream from Guadalupe Island

Please spread the word!!!

Sign up here for updates and curriculum http://www.theoceanlab.com/whiteshark/

(I’ll be camera op\tech support and 360 DP)
by ljjames
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Diving & The Economy

I'm curious where their #3 number comes from (edit: upon closer read, i found it, interesting that they are using just PADI per captia numbers vs. DEMA) Historically 20-30+ year ago we used to vie for the top spot for certified divers with California and Florida. We've fallen off more recently, and ...
by ljjames
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: White Lined Dironas MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: White Lined Dironas MIA?

Please keep documenting this stuff... I've seen pretty significant biodiversity changes down in the mid-sound post Sea Star Wasting syndrome, it would be interesting to keep taking notes, present thoughts to the marine ecologists (like Dr. Harvell) and see what they think. When i chatted about the '...
by ljjames
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: OpenROV TRIDENT with #360 Video cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: OpenROV TRIDENT with #360 Video cameras

A couple photos of the fun!
by ljjames
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: OpenROV TRIDENT with #360 Video cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 341

OpenROV TRIDENT with #360 Video cameras

https://youtu.be/-eFcNbQZmeo I’m the Underwater DP for this really cool film project coming up. But as always with UW stuff, a lot of testing needs to happen before any adventure :) I decided to do double duty and do a sea star wasting syndrome survey at the same time as testing out kit. Results of ...
by ljjames
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Large display wrist computers?
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: Large display wrist computers?

Another vote for a used Predator or Petrel. :) Love Shearwater units SO MUCH!
by ljjames
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2896
Views: 206425

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Absolute shite down to 50' in cove 3 today on the high tide...
by ljjames
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sixgill at Redondo
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Sixgill at Redondo

they used to follow us up the lines at C2, once time an adolescent that swam with us for 15-20 min followed us all the way up to 20' deco stop. that was just a little on the disconcerting side.
by ljjames
Wed May 31, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wet suit neck stretch
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Wet suit neck stretch

Dive more... with continued exposure, you'll not only get used to that delicate choking feeling but pretty soon you might even start to long for it ;)
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